You say I generalize, and then say you and I are better than Muslims? All billion of them are inferior to”us”? I can see why you can’t accept reasoned logical discussion. I suppose when one considers himself superior to another religion or race you get slavery, the final solution, crusades etc…read a bit more with frame of reference not defense.
 August 23, 2016 at 2:08pm
Slavery was born thousands of years prior to the religion Islam/Muslim. A reading of the Old Testament will find the slave was present. The New Testament addresses slavery also. So using the authors logic, Jewish and Christian and Muslim should all be held to account. On the other hand the US declared all men were equal while some leaders had Africans slaves and it was legal to boot! While Americans slaughtered each other over this issue, countries in Europe were outlawing slavery including England, on it’s shores. Of course anyone can fly the stars and bars or admire the bravery the south showed in battle after battle. Of course you could find those same qualities in Nazi troops or Japan. It’s the evil they fought for that straps their moral mantle. However we are Americans and we have a bit of rebel inbred in us. That is why every “No Shooting” sign has a few bullet holes in it. Every southern state has a Robert E. Lee street, school, statue. That’s fine with me. If it bothers you, grow up…and stop saying you we’re something better than Muslims, that is to low a bar to brag about. Besides they just adopted the Jewish, Christan, athiest desire for cheap labor or pleasure.
Very Wisely put together.
Ignorance is true to the fact that black people feel that if you are white your Family somewhere along the way were slave owners and if they weren't you are prejudice of blacks because our Families taught us they were lower class.
I could be wrong and I'm not saying all feel or think like that, but from life's experience's this is how they present themselves on these issue's.
We are better than Muslims Jim. You extol the past while conveniently forgetting to back up all your claims. Generalizations matter by the way. Don't you dare compare any American history to Nazi's for God's sake, you should be battered for just thinking it. If not for the US you probably would be speaking German you a h e. Reread what you posted and tell me you actually believe that drivel. Yes, some is true but most is vague generalizations and absolutely false. Zumwalt didn't say Muslims invented slavery but they did take it across the globe long before slaves came to our hemisphere. Read a history book like General Zumwalt before commenting.
The Jews were slaves to the Pharaoh as well. Its very sad that we choose to remain ignorant of history because of laziness. It takes some study and reading to know what the south was like pre civil war. Not everyone who fought in the Civil War owned slaves, or wanted to own slaves. Most still had to farm the land themselves. But that bit of information doesn't matter to most people. Its easier to lump the entire South together and called them greedy slave owners. It may surprise you that the Civil War had been going on for over two years before the North decided to have the troops rally around 'abolishing slavery' to recruit soldiers. Prior to that the men had no real cause to fight for. The North wanted control of all commerce in the North and South. The North supplies were to expensive so the southern farmers looked to overseas for tools/tractors/seed extra. To combat that, the North raised the Tariff tax so high on imported goods it was unaffordable. The south was being beat into submission with money and were starving. They fought back. This is a rough paraphrase of events leading up to the civil war. Lincoln (& cabinet) needed a cause and slavery was a great choice. It actually is/was a good cause. However, that is not how the Civil War started. The North won, and the South lost its leadership and states rights. Loosing the ability to own Slaves was of little consequence to the South because it affected less than 3 percent of the population.
all races were at some time enslaved, serf's and land bound workers of the middle ages only dreamed of freedom, they had basically no rights, absolute monarchs of europe had life and death power over the commoners. lets not let them forget the regular usa flag was for a slaver country , not just the south, as mooch loved saying , everydayt she wakes in a house built by slaves and now she be missy ma'am herself.
this confederacy hate is just infantile.
Not everyone that fought for Germany in 1938 personally killed or marginalized Jews, but they fought for a system that did. That's why you don't see Nazi flags flying all over the place as a symbol of German pride.
Were there brave, morally good soldiers that wore a Nazi uniform? Certainly. But flying the flag doesn't give respect to the fallen solider - it gives respect to the ideology they died for. In the case of Germany, this ideology is clearly not one we want to support. But for some reason, the American southerner can't seem to realize that the Confederate ideology is also evil and not worth supporting.
It doesn't matter that the average Confederate solider was good and brave and worthy of praise - he fought for an ideology that was deplorable. Don't fly that flag.
Simple as that.
You want a rule of thumb to live by? Replace the word "Confederate" with "Nazi" and see if it still sounds palatable.
"Nazi Memorial Hall" as a name for a campus building? No.
"Nazi Museum" for a historic exhibition of the past? Yes.
"I fly the Nazi flag on my truck" as a show of patriotism? No.
I’m not going to argue the Muslims aren’t among the worst slavers in history, but, yeah, saying they invented human trafficking is ludicrous. They may well have perfected it, but slavery has been around as long as humanity has.
But worth saying also is that it was the Christian West that did away with and outlawed the practice. The first and only culture to do so.
shackles always seem to come from those yammering on about slavery..as they issue yet another edict....
....you want to sing Dixie? you want to sing God Bless America or heck...Rocky Top? I'll sing along with you and be glad to do it.
 August 19, 2016 at 4:59am
Let’s count the product placement ads in this story(2). Ah yes, liars. He manages to describe himself in his ” bold” prediction. Beck news, radio, internet, TV via cable and his never ending complaints of the media he wants so badly to be included in. Lonesome Rhodes in the flesh. How’s that lawsuit coming when you lied about the Boston bombing ? Ah yes the 3 B’s….Beck,beck and beck…and you know what that means…the sky is falling faster than his viewership. Be sure and buy Liars, his autobiography.
 August 19, 2016 at 12:36am
@truth burns…so he won’t name who gave him false information? Does he have sources? At least 2 is the standard. Why would he protect person (s) who lied or mislead him? My, quite a standard. What if he has no sources? Why is the blaze not covering their owners case? Sadly, the govt called his bluff and beck dropped the issue, now he’s layered up and just can’t talk about it. However, beck knows a liar when he sees one….like the one he sees in the mirror….PIE MATTERS!!!!!
 August 18, 2016 at 10:43am
So the guy who lied about a foreign student being involved in the Boston bombings is pumping his book called Liars. The guy who claimed he would bring down this administration if it did not come clean by the end of that weekend….is calling trump names! Of course, why not.
[-1] August 7, 2016 at 1:23pm
Moosehunter, gullibility at the truth? “MOST” religious folks get along just fine. That is a fact. However we have had Catholic vs church of England in northern Ireland. Bombs going off, children and innocents killed. That history is repeated today. However, history also includes those who don’t kill each other. The source of the current conflict just progressed with the available technology. Bombs kill better than the sword or arrow. Again, most people get along fine. Applauded that and crush those who want crush people of faith or no faith. It is easy to witness a relative small group of Muslims screaming and killing other muslims the most, then other faiths, gays, women and your reaction might be all Muslims are your enemy. The radical muslims love that. They want nothing more that another nation invaded by the US. As we enter our 16th year in a state of war, our treasure spent, our loss of our best fighting men and women and where are we? We have overthrown at least 4 nations in the ME, armed ISIS, caused a flood of fleeing citizens into Europe with at least some terrorists joining in and now ripping the EU apart. There has been a lot of gullible predictions on where our actions would end. Oddly, none saw this coming. So get along or kill each other.
[-2] August 6, 2016 at 2:20pm
A Pope, Rabbit and Muslim shake hands. OMG !!!! The seventh seal is broken. Or how about that, all left with their heads attached. This peaceful unity must cease. Imagine, a Catholic, Jewish and Muslim able to get along just fine. So most Christians, Jews and Muslims can live quite peacefully?
No, they DO. Now let’s kill the SOB’S who hate that idea.
If only i could be as gullible as you. If i could stick my head up my butt as far as you and never have to face the cruel lessons of history repeating itself over andover and over why i would change my handle to “the mother ship will arrive any day now” and join hands with all the other “new paradigm ” seekers and let anyone who says what i want to hear , and hook or by crook , take everything i have.
Moosehunter, gullibility at the truth? "MOST" religious folks get along just fine. That is a fact. However we have had Catholic vs church of England in northern Ireland. Bombs going off, children and innocents killed. That history is repeated today. However, history also includes those who don't kill each other. The source of the current conflict just progressed with the available technology. Bombs kill better than the sword or arrow. Again, most people get along fine. Applauded that and crush those who want crush people of faith or no faith. It is easy to witness a relative small group of Muslims screaming and killing other muslims the most, then other faiths, gays, women and your reaction might be all Muslims are your enemy. The radical muslims love that. They want nothing more that another nation invaded by the US. As we enter our 16th year in a state of war, our treasure spent, our loss of our best fighting men and women and where are we? We have overthrown at least 4 nations in the ME, armed ISIS, caused a flood of fleeing citizens into Europe with at least some terrorists joining in and now ripping the EU apart. There has been a lot of gullible predictions on where our actions would end. Oddly, none saw this coming. So get along or kill each other.
August 2, 2016 at 9:40am
The Cowboys have replaced the Oakland Raiders as the felon job share place. Screaming A somehow hit the nail on the head. If Dallas wants to support law enforcement maybe they should fire a few on their payroll. Otherwise it’s just a photo op.
 August 1, 2016 at 4:14pm
This may explain Beck’s ability to judge people. Like who would be a good president. Why he defamed a foreign students being involved in the Boston bombing. Beck was sick for 10 years? Didn’t he ever have a P&l statement at least quarterly? Could you ever believe any financial advise, gold, silver, pepper food ? Hope they don’t report the Maybeck…
 July 21, 2016 at 1:43pm
… and signed a pledge to support the party’s candidate…great man of his word.. lying Ted not a man of his word, most of us knew what his principles were and he displayed them last night..
Get informed trumphumper
Keep posting NPR propaganda articles. They ALWAYS support and tell the truth about the Republican part and it's members. They carry the Republican water bucket.
If Trump was what Cruz said was needed the delegates would have been ecstatic over the endorsement. Obviously, they all know Trump is not so they booed. They know full well he is very likely not what he says he is.
[-1] July 21, 2016 at 12:52pm
I could vote my conscious and never vote for Rafael. He pledged to support the R’s candidate.. Lyin ted does it again…
You realize Trump broke his pledge first don't you? He wasn't being treated "fairly" so he said he probably wouldn't back the candidate if he didn't win.
 July 14, 2016 at 1:04pm
No because which sky being would we be asking to intervene? Might be better to ask people to use reason and logic and more thought and less emotional expressions. Christians can’t agree and we have 400 different sects, all of whom thinks the other is wrong. Jews certainly would not ask a dead mistaken Jewish for help. Now could we get all Christians to come together and be 1 religious body? You might have the cart and horse mixed up.
Atheists use the emotional expressions of bitter cynicism and mistake it for thinking. I fail to see anything good that atheists do for me.
July 5, 2016 at 9:20am
oMG…..will the victim class ever growing up? What a smear campaign by the left. One more reason to consider Trump.
 July 1, 2016 at 1:05pm
let’s see, the automobile industry which fought tooth and nail NOT to equipment cars with seabelts and airbags, decided to install ignition so which were known to be faulty to save 57 cents per vehicle, use the cars computer systems to falsely claim better mileage there by causing higher harmful pollutants into the air is merging with software which crashes or locks up orf loses GPS signals resulted in it’s first death. Of course it did.
June 22, 2016 at 11:57pm
If my choice is bad or worse, how do I support either decision? We have had 16 years of the correct speech, never offend anyone anywhere. We have ended 19 billion in debt, more funds need to be spent. It never ends…..Rafael or Hillary?
[-1] June 22, 2016 at 10:10am
Between mittens and Rafael’s prayer requests. ..I now fear for the safety of the present and future POTUS if Beck is praying for you…prepare the funeral detail.
 June 17, 2016 at 11:58am
Interesting lie being peddled saying this was the single greatest mass shooting in American history. I guess the 267 Native Americans at Wounded Knee don’t count. Of course that would bring up the want happened questions. See, the US Army went to the reservation and confiscated all their guns. Then slaughtered 200 women and children plus the adult males. See gun control in the US has a much bloodied history than we teach. It also makes the point of an armed govt can a lot more dangerous and just as sick as any lone woof or mental case.
We both know black coyote was being a block head and spotted elk failed to control him,but point we'll taken,in fact I'm starting to feel a little black coyote myself,I just heard on the radio of some new story where Obama is referring to dead Americans as collateral damage
I'm glad you brought that up. I had forgotten. It's something I want to remember.
June 16, 2016 at 12:17pm
Notmyown….excellent way of avoiding the discussion. So far we have opinions it doesn’t apply anymore, killing sinners, because the Christ was killed in our place. So YES ignore the OT commands to kill sinners. Or, it only applies to Jews. The moral and logic pretzels people twist themselves into so the contradictory teachings of the NT and OT. I realize most of us do not slaughter birds and farm animals to please God anymore.The same with sin, honor killing…we just ignore it and say it doesn’t apply to us. Which avoids discussing the truths of the OT. The Christ CHANGED divorce law, it contradicts the OT Moses god given laws. The Christ was speaking to Jews, not 2016 Christians. He said Moses was WRONG. He was killed for this and his many other direct altering of Jewish law for God via Moses. This is the Jewish Christian difference. Jews believe Moses and and spend a hour telling you why the Christ cannot be the messiah. I’m not sure why they don’t kill animals and sinners any longer but good for them. And Christians hope jews will accept Christ. Good discussion…thanks for the replys.
June 16, 2016 at 12:00pm
Ordinary American. …so if jews in Israel start killing deadbeat sons, gays, adulterers you would say excellent, following the commands of god? Alright, good talking to you.
 June 16, 2016 at 11:49am
Another commercial for a film dressed up as a story. I’ll bite. First assume a demon (s). There is zero proof of such a thing but don’t let that get in the way. Now assume it can enter the body? Consciousness? Thereby allowing it to act just like a seizure. The point of this unknown dimension living being to give priests and filmmakers
something to do. Swell….throw bones, swing a chicken over your head, cast spells, trade cards, astrology…it never ends…anything to escape reality and play in the fantasies.
@Jim: It's sad. I remember a few years back TheBlaze had (somewhat) well researched, independent articles that were based on facts and not filled with hyperbole.
Fast forward a few years, and what would have been six researched paragraphs turned into just a few sentences with incredibly misleading and ridiculous headlines. ("Alabama toddler leaves stain in pampers that many say resembles the shape of Israel. Could this be a sign of the end times?")
Sadly, now a quarter of the articles seem to be nothing more than cheap commercials p!mping doom and gloom books, which further p!mps the end times food seeds and Goldline.
I think soon they'll just ask us to submit our own articles.
@johny. spot on. (“Alabama toddler leaves stain in pampers that many say resembles the shape of Israel. Could this be a sign of the end times?”) ... made me chuckle.
Hi Jonny, in another thread, you made a claim about the divorce rates of your hated group versus your favored group. You said to go check it out. I did, here's what I learned:
Barna reports Evangelicals have among the lowest divorce rates (26%) while Agnostics and atheists are at a 30% divorce rate.
Adding an interest to this statistic; only 65% of agnostics and atheists get married while the national average is 74%. You can’t get a divorce if you’ve never married.
Barna reports that a category he terms “born again” non-evangelicals have a divorce rate of 33%, but his term seems to include those who don’t believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God, don’t believe in the Great Commission, and don’t pursue a relationship with Jesus, as do evangelicals.
To put that in perspective, the national average for divorce is also 33%. Then consider the confusing terms “fundamentalist” and “conservative.”
That’s the problem in trying to make such generalizations in order to compile “statistics.” What questions are asked of individuals in order to put them in one generalized box or another, when all that we get is a number?
@Sparky: So let me get this straight. Of all the polling and data collecting groups out there, you just so happened to choose a self described "evangelical polling group" that just do happened to conclude... wait for it... that evangelicals are the best? Wow! Whoda thunkit?!
I guess all the other polling/data collecting groups that don't have a dog in any particular hunt, including yours, just weren't good enough, huh?
I also note that of all thee points on my list, you only touched divorce, leaving abortion, education, etc alone. Also convenient.
However, in a super quick Google search, it took me all of 10 seconds to find this...
"Divorce rates among conservative Christians were significantly higher than for other faith groups, and much higher than Atheists and Agnostics experience.
George Barna, president and founder of Barna Research Group, commented:
"While it may be alarming to discover that born again Christians are more likely than others to experience a divorce, that pattern has been in place for quite some time."
Hi Jonny. Sadly, you either did not read or did not comprehend what I wrote.
Yes, I know of the sound bites taken from what Barna said, but apparently you don't.
To understand, you must learn his use of terms, not just the way they are elsewhere used. For instance, what exactly does he mean by "born again non evangelicals," and why does he distinguish them from evangelicals?
If you wish to use his data, you must understand his terms. And, yes, evangelicals have a lower rate of divorce than atheists and agnostics, as shown by the numbers, and pretty much all the numbers used are based on his polling.
For instance, Hitchens was once divorced, and Dawkins is on his third wife. If I acted as superficial and bigoted as you, I'd put them in my box labeled "Atheist," make generalizations and throw stones at them (as you do to your generic "Christians").
When you embrace the numbers of a data set, you should learn how they were collected. For instance, in Barna's scoring, did he ascertain whether any of those divorced "Christians" had undergone their divorce before they became "Christians"? Did he ascertain if any of the divorced atheists were serial divorcees like Dawkins? No, he didn't, so how complete is your understanding? Not deep enough for you to throw your stones.